The CDC presents:
“Prevent, Detect, and Respond: Leveraging CDC’s Global Health Programs and Overseas Offices for a Safer US and a Safer World”
Monday, March 17 at 8:30 am-9:30 EDT
On February 13, 2014, leaders from the U.S. Government, the World Health Organization, and Ministries of Health around the world pledged their support to accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from infectious diseases through the “Global Health Security Agenda.” On March 17, 2014, CDC’s leaders in global health from posts around the world will gather in Atlanta to plan next steps to advance Global Health Security. Participants will discuss ways to partner with countries around the work DETECT threats earlier, RESPOND effectively to infectious diseases or other threat, and build capacity to PREVENT diseases and avoidable catastrophes wherever possible. Please join us by Webcast for the opening session of the meeting.
- Opening Remarks from CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden and CDC Center for Global Health Director, Dr. Tom Kenyon
- Keynote address, “Vision of Global Health Security,” by Dr. Bill Foege, Senior Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Reports from Global Health Security Demonstration Projects in Vietnam and Uganda by Dr. Michelle McConnell, Country Director, U.S. CDC-Vietnam; and Jeff Borchert, Health Scientist, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC